The Chariton wrestling team competed at the First Annual South Central Conference Wrestling Tournament held at Centerville this past Thursday. Chariton had one champion in Nick Wood who won the 285-pound title.
Wood went 3-0 with three pins on the day. In round one he pinned Will Smith of Clarke in 1:44. In round two, Wood pinned Skyler Young of EBF in 43 seconds. In round three, he pinned Cruise Flanders of Centerville in 13 seconds to claim the 285-pound title.
The Chargers placed seventh overall as a team with 80 points. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont won the tournament with 229 points. Knoxville was second with 165 and Centerville was third with 146. Clarke was fourth with 113. Davis County was fifth with 111. Albia was sixth with 83.5.
Jordan Mundy placed third overall at 220 pounds. Charger wrestlers who placed fourth were Jacob Chapman at 106, Tanner Dawson at 170 and Jayden Allen-Winston at 195. Alexis Alexander was fifth at 120 pounds and Tyler Goavert was fifth at 126.
Octavio Garcia was sixth at 113 and Allen Constable was sixth at 132. Joslyn Smith was sixth at 152.
At 220, Mundy received a bye in the quarterfinals. In the semifinal, Mundy was pinned by Conner Reed of EBF in 5:48. In the third place match, Mundy pinned Clayton Garmon of Davis County in 5:15 to finish third.
At 106, Chapman lost by a 10-6 decision to Tyler Schutt of EBF in round one. In round two Chapman was pinned by Kade Martin of Davis County in 1:20. In round three, Chapman was pinned by Carter Anderson of Albia in 1:40 to finish fourth.
At 170, Dawson was pinned by Seth Kargol of EBF in 27 seconds in round one. In round two Dawson was pinned by Matt Logsdon of Centerville in 33 seconds. In round three, Dawson was pinned by Gavin Montalvo of Knoxville in 38 seconds.
At 195, Allen-Winston won by medical forfeit over Jared Landsperger of Knoxville in the quarterfinals. In the semifinal, Allen-Winston was pinned by Sage Walker of EBF in 43 seconds. In the third place match, Allen-Winston lost by a 6-5 decision to Kolton Stremler of Davis County to finish fourth.
Read the December 17, 2019 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.